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  • 161 Anglican ministry — The Anglican ministry is both the leadership and agency of Christian service in the Anglican Communion. Ministry commonly refers to the office of ordained clergy: the threefold order of bishops, priests and deacons. More accurately, Anglican… …

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  • 162 History of the Episcopal Church — of the Episcopal Church includes both the cross of St. George and a St. Andrew s cross.] Anglican PortalThe Episcopal Church traces its history from its origins in the Church of England. It stresses its continuity with the early universal Western …

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  • 163 Iran — /i ran , i rahn , uy ran /, n. a republic in SW Asia. 67,540,002; ab. 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km). Cap.: Teheran. Formerly (until 1935), Persia. * * * Iran Introduction Iran Background: Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic… …

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  • 164 Ecclesiastical Seminary —     Ecclesiastical Seminary     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Seminary     I. TERMINOLOGY     The word seminary (Fr. séminaire, Ger. Seminar) is sometimes used, especially in Germany, to designate a group of university students devoted …

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  • 165 Minister (Christianity) — In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual… …

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  • 166 List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament to 1601 — This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that body s existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. For legislation passed after 1707 see List of Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament.The numbers after the …

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  • 167 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 168 Greek Church — • Details the history and various divisions of the church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Greek Church     Greek Church     † …

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  • 169 The Reformation —     The Reformation     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Reformation     The usual term for the religious movement which made its appearance in Western Europe in the sixteenth century, and which, while ostensibly aiming at an internal renewal of the …

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  • 170 Clerical celibacy — is the discipline by which some or all members of the clergy in certain religions are required to be unmarried. Since these religions consider deliberate sexual thoughts, feelings, and behavior outside of marriage to be sinful, clerical celibacy… …

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  • 171 Clerical clothing — is non liturgical clothing worn exclusively by clergy. It is distinct from vestments in that it is not reserved specifically for services. Practices vary: clerical clothing is sometimes worn under vestments, and sometimes as the everyday clothing …

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  • 172 Choir dress — Roman Catholic bishop in choir dress: cassock, rochet, cappa magna with ermine hood, and pectoral cross on cord, 18th century. Choir dress is the vesture of the clerics, seminarians and religious of traditional churches worn for public …

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  • 173 History of the Puritans — The history of the Puritans can be traced back to the Vestments Controversy in the reign of Edward VI ending in a decline in the mid 1700s. Background, to 1559 The English Reformation, begun his reign in the reign of Henry VIII of England, was… …

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  • 174 Clerical Costume —     Clerical Costume     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Clerical Costume     To discuss the question of ecclesiastical costume in any detail would be impossible in an article like the present. No topic has formed the subject of so many synodal… …

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  • 175 Episcopal Church (United States) — For other uses, see Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church The arms of the Episcopal Church includes both the cross of St. George and a St. Andrew s cross. Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori …

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  • 176 History of Christianity in Ukraine — Ukrainian Orthodox Church redirects here. For other uses, see Ukrainian Orthodox Church (disambiguation). Holy icon of the Theotokos of Pochaiv, set in the golden diadem presented by Clement XIV …

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  • 177 Schools — • History and development of education as related to the church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Schools     Schools     † …

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  • 178 Bishop — A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. The office of bishop is one of the three ministerial offices within Christianity, the other two being… …

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  • 179 French Revolution — The French Revolution (1789–1799) was a period of political and social upheaval in the history of France, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic… …

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  • 180 List of Church of England Measures — UK Legislation Acts of Parliament by states preceding the United Kingdom Of the Kingdom of England Before 1485 1485–1601 · 1603–1641 Interregnum (1642–1660) 1660–1699 · 1700–1706 …

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